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Five ‘fake doctors’ held after raids on illegal clinics in Shivaji Nagar

An officer said that the team simultaneously raided five clinics in the area based on a tip-off. The police were accompanied by a team of doctors.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: August 20, 2021 12:49:59 am
Outside a fake clinic in Shivaji Nagar area

THE MUMBAI crime branch on Wednesday raided clinics being illegally run by “fake doctors” in Shivaji Nagar area and arrested five people. An officer from unit VI of the crime branch said the raids were carried out simultaneously at the five clinics based on a tip-off.

The raiding police officials were accompanied by a team of doctors.

The team verified the details of the persons claiming to be doctors and found they did not have any qualifications to practise medicine.

They were not registered with the Maharashtra Medical Council and were putting the lives of patients at risk, said an official. The police team confiscated various medicines, injections and stethoscopes from the clinics.

An FIR was registered in the case at Shivaji Nagar police station. The accused, aged between 43 and 59, have been identified as Mehtab Hasan, Nagendra Mishra, Mohammad Idrisi, Mohammad Alam and Wasim Khan.

In the previous years too, police have made similar arrests of people practicing as doctors using either fake certificates or after purchasing them from qualified doctors.

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